It's that time of year when I'm haunting through every store to get a taste of their Halloween treats. A few have gone -- Michaels, Menards, Home Depot, Spirit -- but a lot are waiting until Labor Day is dead and in the ground. *twitches thumbs*
While some things I buy as is a few often need a little bit of help so this weekend I took a few props and made them awesomer.
First was a Cyclops skull from Spirit. It's neat that it's ol' cyc with its mammoth skull influence but the fact it's a blowmold and the painting is meh I decided it needed some flesh.
It was a simple case of dipping paper towels in latex then spreading it across the skull.
My other find came from Home Depot. A fun little secret is that it's really easy to get those cheap ass looking tombstones and turn them into something cool. All you need is paint and a sponge.
I found one with a carving I liked, but the paint job was meh sliding into snooze town.
After that, it was various shades of black or grey depending upon if I wanted to lighten or shadow a section.